If you or someone you know needs to talk to someone right now, text HOME to 741-741 for a free, confidential conversation with a trained counselor 24/7.

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, text or call 988.

If you need immediate help

Text: START to 741-741

Call: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

It’s easy to procrastinate getting help, but reaching out for support is the first step to feeling better. Most campuses offer confidential counseling services or can help connect you with resources in your community. Just talking about what’s going on can help you feel better, so take that first step by reaching out for help or opening up to a trusted friend or family member. There are ways to feel better, but you have to tell someone what you’re going through.

Here are some other resources that can help you decide when it’s time to reach out for help:

24-Hour Hotlines

  • 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

    Chat now: 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

  • The Trevor Lifeline (Suicide Prevention for LGBTQ Youth)
    866-4-U-TREVOR (1-866-488-7386)
  • CDC-INFO (Formerly known as the CDC National STD and AIDS Hotline)
    1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636)
  • Veterans’ Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    988, press 1
  • Treatment Referral Hotline (Substance Abuse)
    1-800-662-HELP (1-800-662-4357)
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline

    24-hour online hotline: https://ohl.rainn.org/online/

    1-800-656-HOPE (1-800-656-4673)
  • National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline
  • Crisis Text Line

    Get Help Now: Free, 24/7, Confidential

    Text START to 741-741

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Resources on your campus:

Potomac State College of WVU

Potomac State College
101 Fort Avenue
Keyser, West Virginia 26726

Psychological Counseling Services

Personal and group counseling services are provided by a licensed therapist, whose office is located on the lower level of the Health Center building. A wide range of direct and indirect services in the areas of counseling, assessment, training, consultation, and outreach are available.

On-campus counseling services in the Counseling Center are free except for certain fees for testing materials and scoring. All services are provided on a strictly confidential basis.

If long-term therapy is necessary, students will be referred to an off-campus mental health professional. Referral services are at the student’s expense. Students are responsible for all costs incurred at off-campus facilities. Telephone 304-788-6976 for more information.

Self-help materials are available at http://www.potomacstatecollege.edu/campus_life/health_and_counseling/psychcounseling.html.

Potomac State College of WVU Emergency Contact Information

Call or text the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or text “START” to 741-741. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national 24-hour toll-free suicide prevention and intervention telephone resource that provides immediate assistance to individuals in suicidal crisis by connecting them to the nearest available suicide prevention and mental health service provider.

Confidentiality Statement

Student Health Services

URL: http://potomacstatecollege.edu/campus_life/health_and_counseling/Healthcenter.html
Phone: (304) 788-6913
E-mail: cmsoutherly@mail.wvu.edu
Address: 101 Fort Avenue
Keyser, West Virginia 26726

Student Life Office

URL: http://potomacstatecollege.edu/campus_life/student_life/
Phone: (304) 788-6842
E-mail: PSC-StudentLife@mail.wvu.edu
Address: 101 Fort Avenue
Keyser, West Virginia 26726


URL: http://well.wvu.edu/
Phone: (304) 293-9355
E-mail: wvucccps@mail.wvu.edu
Address: 390 Birch Street (Health and Education Building)
Morgantown, West Virginia 26506

Potomac Highlands Guild

Comprehensive Behavioral Health Services

URL: http://potomachighlandsguild.com/index.html
Phone: 1-800-545-4357
Address: 3334 New Creek Highway
New Creek, West Virginia 26743

Additional Resources